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Humanitarian Diplomacy. Humanitarian Diplomacy in Action ! Surein Peiris Humanitarian Diplomacy Delegate-Pakistan. How HD relates to Working in the field. OPERATIONS. COMMUNICATIONS. COORDINATION. HD in action- voice for the vulnerable!. High Demand! - Low Supply!.

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Humanitarian diplomacy

Humanitarian Diplomacy

  • Humanitarian Diplomacy

    in Action !

    Surein Peiris

    Humanitarian Diplomacy Delegate-Pakistan


How hd relates to working in the field

How HD relates to Working in the field

OPERATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

COORDINATION


Hd in action voice for the vulnerable

HD in action- voice for the vulnerable!

High Demand! - Low Supply!

Complex, complicated, sensitive context


People who deserve but

People who deserve…..but

Pressure from various angles deprive the Needy


Try to address social injustice issues

Try to address social injustice issues

Stand up against social Injustice!


Issues of gender social exclusion

Issues of Gender & Social exclusion

Gender discrimination , Deprivation of Rights based on Gender

in a Male dominated society


Gender based domestic violence

Gender based Domestic Violence

This Picture tells

it ALL !


Stigma and discrimination

Stigma and Discrimination

PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AIDS –

SOCIAL EXCLUSION


Disaster relief fundamental principles

Disaster Relief - Fundamental Principles

Upholding the Principle of Neutrality ,Independence Impartiality


People most vulnerable

People most vulnerable

Disabled, blind, crippled, children, Pregnant

Women , Elders…..People special based on their condition


Right to shelter but no legal title

Right to Shelter … but No legal title !

  • People affected by Floods but No legal land Title …

    THEN WHAT ?

    Humanitarian Diplomacy comes in to play ….

  • Lobbying for Laws to address these issues – long term

    Short term , speedy action…….as an alternative

  • Possibility to lobby the Government to provide state land ?

  • OR … Talk to the Landlords , Convince them to sign an Agreement which will elevate their status – provide minimum Tenure security – FROM NOBODY TO SOMEBODY !

  • Be a Stronger voice for the vulnerable !


Hd promotes partnerships coordination

HD promotes partnerships/coordination

Partnerships and Collaboration with otherHumanitarianActors! Meetings with Other actors on the field is Important !

InformationSharing is Vital!


Networking for a stronger voice

Networking for a stronger voice !

Many Humanitarian Actors –You are Not the only One! UNITED WE STAND ; DIVIDED WE FALL !


Communications is vital for humanitarian diplomacy

It is about Building the IMAGE of the PRCS .

YOU are the face of the PRCS on the Field .

Actions speak louder than Words

First “WALK THE TALK “

Then” TALK THE WALK “

At all times be mindful to Show case the PRCS !

Communications is vital for HUMANITARIAN DIPLOMACY


Communication on the field be careful

Communication on the field- Be careful !

Consistency in the Messages we give to Media.. , Beware of the camera and Mike!


Beyond beneficiary communications

Beyond Beneficiary Communications …

  • Mechanism to address the Needs of the Beneficiaries is important – HD element comes into play !

  • PRCS Branches to take the Lead ……with IFRC support

  • It is not an overnight process ….Takes time ….But Results last long ! Act and Not be Passive..It is your Responsibility!


No one size fits all approach

No “One size Fits All approach”

Play it by Ear ...Feel it….Smell it…..Use your head …..Not your Heart …

YOU BE THE JUDGE!


Some tools for hd

SOME Tools for HD

  • Sphere Charter

  • RC/RC and NGO Code of Conduct for Disaster Relief

  • P&V based checklist for Disaster Managers and Health Professionals

  • Code of Good Practice for NGOs responding to HIV/AIDs

  • Principles and Rules for RCRC Disaster Relief

  • The Hyogo Framework offers guiding principles, priorities for action, and practical means for achieving disaster resilience for vulnerable communities.

  • Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) Guidelines for Protecting Persons Affected by Natural Disasters:

  • Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement


Humanitarian diplomacy

Humanitarian diplomacy is about a change of mind set. It needs to be a part of daily work within all National Societies.RC&RC is to act, and not to remain passive. HD urges action on the part of National Societies and IFRC to measure up to that responsibility.


Be a stronger voice for the vulnerable

Be a stronger voice for the vulnerable !


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